TELEVISION: Wonder Woman to be called Iris


After the failure of the first Wonder Woman television pilot, one might think the network would go back into hiding. That’s not the case for The CW who is reported to be pushing forward with a new show called Amazon, about a warrior named Iris.

Deadline reports that the television network is working on a project that may focus on the young Amazonian’s life before she left the island to join the world of Man. The site got their hands on the character breakdowns, with one of the most interesting bits indicating the central character may not be called Diana.

“She comes from a remote, secluded country and until now has spent most of her life as a soldier and a leader on the battlefield. Because of relentless brutality of her life at home, Iris looks at our world with absolute awe and astonishment. She’s delighted ­and just as often horrified ­ by the aspects of everyday life that we take for granted: skyscrapers, traffic, ice cream. It’s all new and fascinating and sometimes slightly troubling ­to her. Iris is completely unschooled in our world, our culture, our customs. And she’s completely inexperienced at interpersonal relationships. She has no social filter, does not suffer fools, and tends to do and say exactly what’s on her mind at all times. She’s bluntly, refreshingly honest. She can tell when you’re lying to her. And she doesn’t have time or patience for politics or tact because she’s too busy trying to experience everything our world has to offer. There are too many sights to see ­and things to learn ­and people to care for. Hers is a true, noble, and generous heart. And she will fight and die for the people she loves. Iris is a fierce warrior with the innocent heart of a romantic ­and she will fight to the death to make the world safe for innocents and true romantics everywhere.”

The ice cream line brings back memories of Adrianne Palicki’s short lived stint as Wonder Woman… remember this juicy tid-bit of news from a while back?

Diana and Myndi have a “sleepover,” complete with ice cream (“It’s been a three-scoop day”) as they watch Katy Perry’s sexually suggestive Wonder Woman homage music video and “scream like schoolgirls.” Later, Diana glimpses her original costume in the closet (the Lynda Carter one!) and sadly stares at a picture of herself and Steve in happier times, before crying herself to sleep.

Yeah… let’s hope this new script is a better take on the character than that. The pilot hasn’t been given a greenlight yet, as The CW is waiting to see what the script has to offer.  It makes since that the network would be developing a new Wonder Woman project – The Arrow continues to show solid ratings each week, and the network would be very wise to try and capitalize on that success quickly.

via Deadline